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ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Christians celebrated Christmas on Thursday with prayers even as violence claimed dozens of lives in Pakistan and the threat of fresh attacks loomed in the country.
The recent Taliban massacre claimed at least 148 lives—mostly children at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan—shocked people from all communities.
The attack at the Army Public School and College in Peshawar on December 16 was the deadliest slaughter of innocents in the country and horrified a nation, especially minorities already weary of unending terrorist assaults.
In the tense cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad ravaged by a wave of religious terrorism, Pakistan’s Christmas celebrations were limited.